May is Ride Your Bike Month, and May 15 is Ride You Bike to Work. Cycling is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. To prepare for and celebrate Bike Month we had a lively discussion with local cycling leaders, advocates and riders. Joining us in the study were:
Nadia Barrera is the Urban Trails Program Manager for the City of Austin Public Works Department. In addition to multiple active cycling transportation projects for the City Nadia is a Category 3 racer on the Rivercity Market Women's Bicycle Racing Team.
Mercedes Feris is the Executive Director for Bike Austin an influential cycling advocacy and education group in Austin.
Elliott McFadden is the Executive Director of the highly successful bike share program in Austin called B-Cycle.
Laura Dierenfield is the Active Transportation Program Manager for the City of Austin Transportation Department.
All are actively participating in projects and programs to make Austin even more bike friendly, reduce our carbon footprint and encourage people to ride during Bike Month and Ride to Work Day on May 15, 2o15.